This week I have made quite a few things but the glazed doors have to be my favourite.
Made from solid Utile hardwood they machined really well using my Ogee cutter bought from Axminster tool centre. With all jobs thinking ahead is key and I made sure that I cut the tenon moulding on the glazed bars while they were just over double the size. Then I cut them down the middle and ran the moulding along the length. This made a much more stable work piece.
Glueing up I tried a new glue today called Titebond it seems to work well and cleans up after initial spill out with a wet cloth.
Cramping I had to improvise to make the longer with a bit of wood. See pictures. The pictures show the doors in cramps. Next step carcase
Solid Utile shelves glueing up in cramps for a living room display cabinet. Really important to use good quality cramps and plenty of them to keep the pressure even. Clean all glue off them to make sanding much easier. These solid wood shelves have been glued together using Evo Stick PVA. Glueing up panels is a big part of furniture making as more accuracy at this stage helps create the perfect finish
I am a committee member and help run the young craftsman of the year competition 2015. It is based at the South of England show in Ardingly. The competition invites young people to enter into 5 categories. If you follow this link it will tell you all the deadlines and rules. Great opportunity and prizes young craftsmen of the year competition 2015
Today I’m working on a bathroom vanity unit for a home in Brighton. I will post photos of that tomorrow. I have made two doors for the unit from solid tulip wood. They have stopped chamfers and raised and fielded panels. The entire unit will get painted in Farrow and ball paint.